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by £$&^@
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Congratulations To Ole Gunnar.
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Congratulations To Ole Gunnar.

And HUGE congratulations to Mauricio Pochettino whose Tottenham Hotspur side has put favourites Manchester City out of the Champions League Cup!
by £$&^@
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Fraud Art Still Holy?
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Fraud Art Still Holy?

No I didn't realise that. Still don't.
by £$&^@
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 929

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

PeterC wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 am
Matt J wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:12 am
Daoism and Buddhism are totally compatible...
If you want your Buddhism without dependent origination, karma, dukkha, or a clear theory of anicca and anatman...is it even Buddhism anymore?
This.
by £$&^@
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Fraud Art Still Holy?
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Fraud Art Still Holy?

'Holiness' does not reside in art works. They are imbued with significance by the observer.

If they are canonically correct, with orthodox proportions and imagery, and not just arbitrary images, then they are suitable.
by £$&^@
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 35
Views: 891

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

I have personally spent most of my life practicing Buddha Dharma in a country without Buddhist. I worked full time. I raised two kids. I had a number of relationships, both with Buddhist and non-Buddhists women. I studied comparative religion at a University. I made a career in IT. None of this abo...
by £$&^@
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 929

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

For me the acme..the acid test... for determining closeness to the Buddhas' Dharma, is 'Does this teaching endorse or promulgate Dependent Origination?' I have seen no evidence that Taoism does. In one of the previous re-runs of this topic on this forum there were various attempts to show that vario...
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Father has cancer.
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Father has cancer.

For Roger...and Jesse and family.

_/\_
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 327

Re: Guidance for Lay People

This whole line of practice is, frankly, shitty. Asubha practice is usually not taught to the laity, partly because they rarely aim for renouncing lust. That object happens to be another human being. The object is one's conception of an external stimulus. Right. Cut it up and sell as necessary. It'...
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Guidance for Lay People
Replies: 22
Views: 327

Re: Guidance for Lay People

The Siksasamuccaya (tr Goodman, p 81-82) has some quotes on the matter as well: 'The Inquiry of Ugra also says: He should abstain from sexual misconduct, satisfied with his own wife, not longing for the wives of others, looking around with an eye free from attraction and a disenchanted mind. He sho...
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 929

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Feng Shui is taught by the Wisdom Academy (at Wisdom Publications) by a Tibetan monk if I am not mistaken. So, yes :) It's taught at Wisdom by Ven Jampa Ludrup because Lama Zopa Rinpoche likes Feng Shui, in my experience most Tibetans don't take it seriously. I have never met a lineage-holding Lama...
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Notre Dame Paris on fire
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Notre Dame Paris on fire

Apparently, the beautiful Rose Windows are almost intact. Which is wonderful.

St Chapelle is glorious, and weirdly you have to approach it by going through the court buildings..
by £$&^@
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 929

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

I know he has plenty of critics, but in this subject don't overlook Alan Watts . I should have mentioned John Blofeld, too. His translation of the I Ching is good, IMO, and he wrote a delightful book about Guan Yin tracing connections to other Chinese beliefs. :namaste: Kim John Blofeld spent his l...
by £$&^@
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Fastest Growing Religion In Birmingham Revealed
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: The Fastest Growing Religion In Birmingham Revealed

Its all pretty close still here. One of those killed at Ypres was my grandmother's twin brother. Great- Uncle Georges Memorial medal sat for many years on the shelf of my mothers youngest brother, also George, named for his uncle. My daughter moved to a house in my home town and we later discovered ...
by £$&^@
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 35
Views: 891

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

Grigoris wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:00 am
heart wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:39 am
In fact it is much easier to break your tenth vow when you associate with people within the Sangha since there is where all samaya breakers appear.
Truer words never spoken!
Aye.
by £$&^@
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Breaking the law = bad karma?
Replies: 14
Views: 648

Re: Breaking the law = bad karma?

Karma just means 'action'. When people say karma they often mean vipaka..the fruit or result of karma. And generally speaking the karma that results in negative vipaka depends to a great extent on intention. So an illegal act done with good intention could be more positive in outcome for the doer th...
by £$&^@
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 929

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Taoism may have all sorts of good qualities. Taoism might have parallels with Buddhadharma. But Taoism is not Buddhadharma. I agree that Taoism is not Buddhism, but which elements of it do you believe contradict Buddhadharma? It's not so much that there are areas of contradiction, its more what Tao...
by £$&^@
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 929

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Taoism may have all sorts of good qualities. Taoism might have parallels with Buddhadharma.
But Taoism is not Buddhadharma.
by £$&^@
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 35
Views: 891

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

All distinctions and dualities are falsely imagined. There are no worldly paths from a Vajra viewpoint. Everything either liberates or binds. The difference is not in them, it's in us. These are nice things to say about the ultimate view, but that's not how the world works on a conventional level. ...
by £$&^@
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths
Replies: 35
Views: 891

Re: Mixing Worldly and Dharma Paths

All distinctions and dualities are falsely imagined. There are no worldly paths from a Vajra viewpoint. Everything either liberates or binds. The difference is not in them, it's in us.

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